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Alzheimer's Disease
 
HRT Won't Lower Women's Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds...
SOURCES: JoAnn Pinkerton, M.D., executive director, North American Menopause Society, and professor, obstetrics and gynecology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville; Julie Dumas, Ph.D., associate professor, psychiatry, University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, Burlington; Feb. 15, 2017, Neurology, online
2/16/2017

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 -- Women who use hormone therapy after menopause may not have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's, a new study suggests.

However, there was some evidence that long-term use -- over a decade -- might be tied to a lower risk of the memory-robbing brain disease. Bu...

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Bilingual People May Have an Edge Against Alzheimer's...
SOURCES: Daniela Perani, M.D., professor, psychology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy; Heather Snyder, Ph.D., senior director, medical and scientific operations, Alzheimer's Association; Jan. 30, 2017, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
1/30/2017

MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2017 -- People who speak two or more languages appear to weather the ravages of Alzheimer's disease better than people who have only mastered one language, a new Italian study suggests.

Bilingual people with Alzheimer's outperformed single-language speakers in short- and ...

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Can Air Pollution Heighten Alzheimer's Risk?...
SOURCE: University of Southern California, news release, Jan. 1, 2017
2/1/2017

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 -- Air pollution may cause more than just lung disease: New research suggests that if tiny particles in the air from power plants and cars are inhaled, they might also invade the brain, increasing the risk for dementia.

"Although the link between air pollution and ...

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